Pedestrian & Jasperdrum "Kalakuta vs. Zombie (PEDit)"**

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Just days after the release of his "Kalakuta" b/w "Ndizi" 12" (artwork above) for 2nd Drop, British producer Pedestrian (a.k.a. Jack Sibley) has served up an edit of the record's collaborative a-side, into which he mixes elements of Fela Kuti's "Zombie"—and to great effect. Named after a compound which belonged to the legendary late Nigerian musician, this sub-infused production sees Sibley turning the tables on his and Jasperdrum's original track, as he tinkers with a series of intricate and spacey FX. More noticeable, though, is the sullen mood that's apparent on this edit; conjuring images of hazy alleyways and smoke-filled lounges far from the sunny fields of Africa, Sibley's cut ultimately creates a fascinating disconnect between the buoyant spirit of Afrobeat and the sluggish, rainy atmospheres he evokes.

Kalakuta vs Zombie (Pedestrian Edit)

Kalakuta (Pedestrian Edit)

Kalakuta vs Zombie (Pedestrian Edit)

Kalakuta vs Zombie (PEDit)